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TOEFL listening: Which country was not an important cotton grower in the 19th century?

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Now answer the following questions. You may use your notes to help you.

1). Which title would probably best fit this lecture?
(A) The Most Popular Fabric
(B) Cotton''s Place in Society
(C) The Secret of the British Empire
(D) The Social Impact of a Fibre

2). Which country was NOT an important cotton grower in the 19th century?
(A) Australia
(B) Egypt
(C) India
(D) USA

3). Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in which year?
(A) 1764
(B) 1793
(C) 1810
(D) 1865

4). The early cotton gin could clean how much more cotton a day than a laborer could?
(A) 20 times
(B) 30 times
(C) 50 times
(D) 60 times

5). According to the lecture, which statement is NOT true?
(A) China produces the most cotton, but the US exports the most.
(B) Britain was not involved in the American Civil War.
(C) The cotton gin prolonged slavery in America.
(D) Britain used to be a big market for Indian textiles.

6). Which fact makes cotton a good choice for a clothing fabric?
(A) Cotton is 91% cellulose and 8% water.
(B) ''Cotton'' comes from the Arabic ''al qutn''.
(C) Manchester, England, was nicknamed ''Cottonopolis''.
(D) Cotton was much more profitable than tobacco and indigo in the US.

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